Janelle Monáe Covers ‘Hype Hair’ May 2019

Janelle Monáe X Hype Hair
Photo Credit: Juco // Artwork: Hannah Aryee

Janelle Monáe and her longtime stylist Nikki Nelms are synonymous with pushing hair creativity to its out-of-this-world limits and bringing the hair drama.

[SEE ALSO: 21+ Times Janelle Monáe And Nikki Nelms Gave Us Hair Life]

So, we were super stoked to chat it up with Nikki aka the “Hair MacGyver” about her epic portfolio of work and the creative process behind her most viral looks with our favorite Afrofuturistic Archandroid for Hype Hair’s May 2019 issue.


In this issue, we also get in-depth with actress YaYa Decosta about her Black hair magic, sportscaster Amina Smith’s natural hair journey and Tiffany J about her empowering superhero doll, as well as dish on hot hair and beauty trends, products and tutorials.

Hype Hair‘s May 2019 issue is available May 1 online and in salons.  Download your digital copy here.

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About The Author

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.